Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tried it Tuesday!


Oh where to start??? I have tried LOTS of things the past few days...but I'll stick with my TEACHER TOOL BOX! I know there's a lot out there....but I was inspired by my friend Jessica over at Literacy Spark...

I bought this from Lowe's:

It is a Stack On 18 Drawer Storage Unit. I wanted to get one like Jessica's but of course the Lowes I was at had a limited supply- and it took me asking three different people and finally pulling up what I wanted on my iPhone and showing it to someone before I finally found the right aisle to go down!

To make this would be long story short (yes- I had other "hiccups" like lack of printer ink, cardstock, etc.) Here is my finished product:



First I had to make my labels. Literacy Spark (Jessica) has made hers for sale.  In all different colors, too! But of course I couldn't find that tool box, so I had to create my own stuff. I will add more colors later on, but for now here is the orange and turquoise that I used. 

Besides buying the "tool box" from Lowes, I needed a color printer, white card stock, double sided tape, scissors, and the labels. After creating and printing the labels I cut them out:

After cutting, I applied the double sided tape to the FRONT of the label on each end. 

I then placed the label into the drawer, pressing the double sided tape inside the drawer so it would stick properly. 

Then I put the drawer back into the tool box. Repeat 17 times and then you're done!


If you like what you see and want to make your own let me know! I used orange chevron with a turquoise box around the text, but I can make any color combination you want! 
The orange/ turquoise combo is in my TpT store here for fifty cents. You can email me at theeducatedcrown@gmail.com for specific color combinations/ specific labels and I can create them just for you! 


3 comments:

Fourth Grade Flipper said...

I always wondered if people just apply double sided tape to the front of the paper. Your organizer turned out super cute! Thanks so much for linking up!
~Holly
Fourth Grade Flipper

Angela@TheTeachersDesk6 said...

This is such a clever idea. I love the colors that you used.

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